PETALING JAYA: Indonesia’s rising star Anthony Ginting emerged as the China Open champion after dumping reigning world champion Kento Momota of Japan.
Yesterday, the 22-year-old Ginting kept his game solid to beat the 24-year-old Momota 23-21, 21-19 in a tight men’s singles final that ran for 63 minutes in Changzhou.
It was the world No. 13 Ginting’s second win over Momota within a month, having disposed off the 2018 Japan Open winner in the third round of the Asian Games in Indonesia last month.
En route to the final, the crafty player has also beaten homester Lin Dan (first round), Viktor Axelsen of Denmark (second round), Chen Long of China (quarter-finals) and Chou Tien-chen of Taiwan (semi-finals).
Men’s singles: Anthony Ginting (Ina) bt Kento Momota (Jpn) 23-21, 21-19.
Men’s doubles: Kim Astrup-Anders Skaarup Rasmussen (Den) bt Han Chengkai-Zhou Haodong (Chn) 21-13, 17-21, 21-14.
Women’s singles: Carolina Marin (Spa) bt Chen Yufei (Chn) 21-18, 21-13.
Women’s doubles: Misaki Matsutomo-Ayaka Takahashi (Jpn) bt Mayu Matsutomo-Wakana Nagahara (Jpn) 21-16, 21-12.
Mixed doubles: Zheng Siwei-Huang Yaqiong (Chn) bt Zhang Nan-Li Yinhui (Chn) 21-16, 21-9.